Agit-psychedelia – you may be thinking there is an oxymoron in itself, allow me to elucidate further… their latest track, which surfaced earlier in the month Thylacine is a revolving composition which folds within itself as the acerbic lyrical content sears through the moral turpitude of societal construct as the backdrop of recorded commentary justifies widespread slaughter of the Tasmanian Devil, in the same vein in which the execution of Badgers, here in England and Wales is served as an idea of probity, whilst the song reflects of how socio-political reflection deems those ‘not worthy’ are the parasitic enemy.
I merely hope it is long before 2019 our paths cross once again.
The Australian alt-folk quintet The Scrims will be releasing their début LP Sing To Me Sweet Sunny One on the 7th of April.
The Scrims – Sing To Me Sweet Sunny One – artwork
The ten track album (available on bandcamp) is full of surprises as the quintet utilise the variety of strings and bows at their disposal to create songs which have the audience tapping their feet as they explore the rootsy source of their influence.
Of the pieces I have so far been able to hear, my selection is the Latin-folk swaying tempo of the second track – Bright Orange Suit.
In May the Australian indie band APES will be releasing their début LP Stranger Than Strangers.
APES – Filter – artwork
In advance of the album – Filter – which was itself released as a single on the 10th is a track that highlights their signature sound of deeply packed bass-lines combined with a more roomy top layer giving APES the ability to deliver music which is rich in tapestry.
The Australian prog-rock quintet Voyager are finalising details for the release of the LP Ghost Mile.
Voyager – Ascension
First introduced in 2014, Voyager, are always able to offer new tracks which have a reference with what has gone before, yet deliver something refreshing and in Ascension, from the forthcoming album, they create more space for themselves to explore and a lighter feel than much of their previous material.
The Australian indie-gaze sextet Saskwatch are working towards an LP release later in the year.
From the forthcoming album, December Nights, – which was also released as a stand alone single on 3rd – has a slightly psychedelic feel to it as the combinations of instrumentation and electronics drift hazily through the room with the delicate vocal setting off the template of the composition as it drifts in and out of focus.